1. The feis calendar lists the dates and locations of typical feisanna attended by Dó Cairde students. Each feis has a syllabus that lists the competitions, directions to the feis and other general information. Syllabi are posted on the website as they become available.
3. Some feisanna quickly reach their cap, or maximum of entries. It is best to enter early. No entries are accepted at the feis or by telephone.
If the feis requires you to mail in the entry, then include the following information on an index card or the entry form:
- Competitor's Name, Address and telephone number.
- Kathy Hanley and Dó Cairde School of Irish Dance.
- Date of birth of the competitor and his or her age as of January 1st.
example: Megan turns 10 on March 26th, 2005. On January 1st, 2005, she was 9 years old.
Individual feis competitions are divided into levels based on experience and previous placements at past feisanna.
Here are the levels:
- A beginner has not taken dance lessons prior to September of the previous year.
- The following year, a beginner becomes an Advanced Beginner.
- When a dancer places 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an Advanced Beginner dance, s/he moves up to Novice level in that particular dance.
- A Novice dancer who places 1st moves up to Prizewinner in that particular dance.
- A Prizewinner who has placed 1st in a solo soft shoe dance (reel or slip jig) and a hard shoe dance (jig or hornpipe) moves up to Preliminary Championship level.
- Any dancer who wins THREE (for Mid-Atlantic region) 1st places at the Preliminary Championship level moves to Open Championship level.
Which Competitions to Enter?
Please ask either instructor which dances your child should be entered.